Visual models of plant development

Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz¹, Mark Hammel¹, Jim Hanan², and Radomir Mech¹

¹Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
e-mail: pwp|hammel|

²CSIRO - Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Pest Management
Brisbane, Australia


In these notes we survey applications of L-systems to the modeling of plants, with an emphasis on the results obtained since the comprehensive presentation of this area in The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants. The new developments include:

Keywords: L-system, fractal, plant, modeling, simulation, realistic image synthesis, emergence, artificial life.


Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Mark Hammel, Jim Hanan, and Radomir Mech. Visual models of plant development. In G. Rozenberg and A. Salomaa, editors, Handbook of formal languages. Springer- Verlag, 1996. To appear.

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